🚨BREAKING: we just sent a letter to the Texas Secretary of State demanding answers to some basic questions re: this "audit." We request a response by close of business on September 28th. 🧵👇

READ THE FULL LETTER HERE: docs.google.com/document/d/1zE…
1. What is the legal & factual basis for this review? The Press Release claims “existing Texas laws” grant Secretary of State “the authority to conduct a full & comprehensive forensic audit of any election,” yet the Press Release noticeably fails to cite any source of law.
2. What procedures will govern the review? The Press Release fails to describe any of the standards that the Secretary of State will use to conduct the review. Please lay out all of the procedures that your office will use to conduct this “audit.”
3. Who will conduct the review? In yet another major omission, the Press Release does not identify who will conduct the review. Will the Secretary of State’s Office conduct the review? Will it hire a third party vendor, such as the “Cyber Ninjas” who and botched the audit in AZ?
4. How long will the audit take? The Press Release fails to give the public any estimate of how much time the “audit” will take. What is the Secretary of State’s estimate for how long the review will take, and has the SoS set a deadline by which the review must be completed?
5. How much will the “audit” cost taxpayers, and what is the source of the funds paying for the review? Conducting a “full and comprehensive forensic audit” of an election, even in just four counties, is a potentially very expensive undertaking...
6. What will be the final product of the “audit”? The Press Release provides zero clarity about what the Secretary of State intends to do at the end of the “audit.”
7. Who made the decision to conduct the review, and who has your office consulted with about the “audit”? Given that the Office of Secretary of State is technically vacant...it defies belief that your office truly made the decision to undertake such a far reaching initiative.

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